Where UT ranks on Forbes’ list of top colleges

The University of Texas at Austin was also ranked this month among the best universities across the globe, and as one of the best buys in higher education.

The University of Texas at Austin may not be the top-ranking school in the state, according to Forbes magazine’s annual top colleges list, but the Longhorns aren’t far behind.

Forbes gave UT the No. 66 spot on the list released Wednesday, behind No. 33 Rice University in Houston. Stanford Universitytook top honors, followed by Pomona College and Princeton University.

Forbes ranks American universities in partnership with nonprofit research organization Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Schools are compared on 12 factors relating to student satisfaction, post graduation success, graduation rate, student debt and nationally competitive awards.

Twenty-nine universities in Texas made the cut, including several area colleges, listed below:

  • Southwestern University, No. 132
  • Baylor University, No. 235
  • St. Edward’s University, No. 414
  • Texas State University, No. 487

Forbes has also ranked UT as No. 37 among top research universities and No. 10 among colleges in the South.

Read more here about the list and see what other Texas universities made the cut.

ame to Guest Star on ‘The Simpsons’

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From Compton to Springfield, Game is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of Fox’s animated series “The Simpsons” in July. In the episode, Bart has a dream that he is the West Coast rapper.

“Catch me on the Simpsons next month when Bart has a dream that he is ‘The Game’ in class ha ha ha…. #OKE,” tweeted Game.

He revealed a photo of the thugged-out Bart, complete with tattoos, a Jesus piece, and Jordans, just like the real Game.

Game is also shooting a second season of his VH1 reality show “Marrying The Game.”

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million to USC

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Dr. Dre and business partner Jimmy Iovine will donate $70 million to the University of Southern California. The endowment will be used to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

Set to launch in Fall 2014, the four-year program will offer undergrads courses in entrepreneurship; technology, art, design and marketing. In a statement, USC President C.L. Max Nikias says:

“The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media. Our goal is to ensure that the academy is the most collaborative educational program in the world.”